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New Attorney General Loretta Lynch's former colleagues say she was a strong relationship-builder during her time as a U.S. attorney. (Credit: Flickr/US-Mission)

Lynch’s Skills Could Help Mend DOJ Rift With Lawmakers

Incoming U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is unlikely to make radical changes to the Justice Department's focus on issues such as cyber- and financial crime, but her strong relationship-building skills could still help mend a rift between Congress and the DOJ, former colleagues say.

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